[LAU] Choirless - a new low-latency AI remote music collaboration platform

Ketil Thorgersen ketil.thorgersen at gmail.com
Tue May 11 16:45:30 CEST 2021

Hi group
I guess the reason why the IBM solution came up in the group is that it claims to be built upon open source. Otherwise it seems very similar to https://easyvirtualchoir.com . None of these seem to be synchronous and as such are more similar to an online DAW like SoundTrap or BandLab than Jamulus which is an online low-latency open source jamming tool.

I use Jamulus on a regular basis and it works really great as long as you are in the same area and everyone is wired to the internet.  I play in a jazzband and even the drummer finds the latency tolerable (at least if we play below 220 bpm)
My wife is a choir conductor and they rehearse with Jamulus. 

There are other projects out there such as https://sonobus.net (tested but did not really work well at the time so we went back to Jamulus) and Jacktrip https://github.com/jacktrip/jacktrip

All the best!

Linux-audio-user på vegne av Chris Caudle <linux-audio-user-bounces at lists.linuxaudio.org på vegne av 6807.chris at pop.powweb.com> skrev følgende den 11.05.2021, 16:24:

    On Tue, May 11, 2021 9:04 am, Robert Jonsson wrote:
    > Let me just chime in that there are others, including at least one
    > open source solution.

    I just saw that in the upcoming Spring Audio Engineering Society
    conference there is a presentation titled "A complete guide to Networked
    Music Performance using free and open-source software"

    The presentation is Friday 28 May at 1:15PM-2:00PM CEST.
    I believe this link should go to the page for that presentation:
    I am not sure if you have to be a member of the AES to attend or not. 
    Probably not, but there may be a cost difference for registration for
    members vs. non-members.

    The description of the presentation is:

    This workshop will review a thorough representation of the currently
    active open source and freely available software projects that allow for
    networked music performance. Even prior to the pandemic,  the development
    of tools that meet the requirements of performing music together online
    were growing in number; since the last year, we have seen new tools and
    existing ones have become more sophisticated and powerful, as a
    unprecedented level of attention is paid to their use and application by
    those musicians and music groups who traditionally work together offline.

    Networked music performance has three particular demands of the technology
    it uses: first, the audio stream must be suitably high-quality; secondly,
    it must minimise interference, for example avoiding echo cancellation
    algorithms and unnecessary processing; thirdly it must be low-latency,
    where what defines low-latency exactly depends on the intention and
    resources of the musicians. Given these factors, the variety of
    applications and services available that can be used for network
    performance each have their own specific approach, usually born from the
    original intended purpose of the developer. Certain tools may, for
    example, focus on low-latency while others on group usability, and others
    on solutions where participants do not have access to broadband or 4G.

    The outcome of this workshop will be that viewers who are interested in
    performing together over the internet will receive a comprehensive review
    of software tools, with the aim to select those that suit their specific
    needs. In addition, the tools discuss are free-to-use and, in some cases,
    modify. The availability of such tools leads to an expansive array of
    music possibilities that extends the core of music practice itself.

    Chris Caudle
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